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"The Other Side of the Cross" A Poem of Poetic Justice and Deliverance

Updated on July 16, 2012

The Other Side of the Cross

There’s something amiss when the creation resist

all that the Creator stands for.

As I gaze at the cross...it reflects a world lost

With Christ knocking on every Door.

Man thinking himself good...Did that which he thought he should.

With charges of blasphemy and plenty of religiosity

Refused to believe the Word...being filled with animosity.


Delivering the Lord to the Court of courts.

And so the trial did promptly begin.

He was alone, having not a character witness nor even a friend.

And when the judge could find no law against him.

Washing his hands, I’m sure he did what he can...

All...except free this sinless man.


Guilty...Guilty was the outcry from the crowd!

And the Law that was ...became no law at all and yet....God smiled!

So there our Savior laid with out stretched arms.

Demonstrating His love despite the harm.

And while every man is born in sin...

The injustice we profess doesn’t compare to the injustice he was placed in.


There’s something amiss when the creation resist..

All that the Creator stands for even now....like then.

But an empty Tomb was God’s reward for a work well done.

Not to be hid the Lord shoned forth His only Son.

For Jesus showed His love toward all mankind.

And now there is life after death in only His Name you will find!


But......Let the other side of the cross speak also.

That what and who we are has surely been exposed.

For in God’s love so openly displayed....

We did show our wretchedness that day.

And God’s Law of Love resoundly defeated...

Our law of justice which we misdeeded.

Our anger truly showed only to see the peace of God flow.

And our fearfulness for no reason illuminated God’s love for all seasons.


The Cross is the meeting place for all of this....

And believe it or not, the Creator let the creation insist!

So let us remember the wisdom the Cross is meant to bring.

God will have his day of justice that righteousness which is fairness ought ring.

For the other side of the cross speaks well of his return.

Sitting on the right hand side of the Father...this he earned!


But there are yet those who chose not to believe...

Like doubting Thomas...They say “not by faith but by sight must I see!”

But blessed are those who believe and have not seen!

For no more is God a mystery and neither is he a dream.

For you see.....Grace and Mercy has been born out of Injustice.

And it is the other side of the cross which gives us this message.

That our way of justice means nothing when Truth demands His Return.

For this is why the Word declares the Earth shall burn

And we who are caught up in His Rapture shall bear witness..

Revealing that the Other Side of the Cross was a lesson that went Unlearned!

@Copyright Gregory Booker

This Christian based monolouge is my poem of poems. It details the dual nature of the cross which emphasizes God's love but it also highlight's God's right to impute justice on a fallen creation who demonstrated it's sinful nature to it's fullest. Grace will run it's course and then justice must be served and in all fairness...this is the Lord's righteousness.

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      gregb4hope 3 years ago from El Paso TX

      Revisiting after a long absence, hopefully others can visit and read my poem. forgot how to draw readers to it. Fog on the brain…..

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      gregb4hope 5 years ago from El Paso TX

      Thank you for your uplifting comment. Jesus did so much for us and his abundant grace is immeasurable. I simply try to capture just a little of it to his glory. I have posted another poem titled "Talking Clay" you might enjoy.

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      Shalah Chayil 5 years ago from Billings, Montana

      Splendid! LOUD Applause seriously. this is really, really 'heavenly' It lifted me to a higher place. I think most things about the cross and the BLOOD written from the soul imbued with GRACE will do that..thank you for putting this there..

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      gregb4hope 5 years ago from El Paso TX

      Thanks again for the time and comment Highvoltagewriter. There is always two side to every story or the other side of the coin so to speak and so it is on Calvary's Hill.

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      William Benner 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

      You were right, it is a great poem-splendid!

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      gregb4hope 5 years ago from El Paso TX

      Thanks for the kudos. I give the inspiration of it to God's ever abounding love for us all.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      gregb4hope - Beautifully written. He is a sovereign God, from whom all of our rights come. Thank you for writing this hub. In His Love, Faith Reaper